Well the final days of the school-year are winding down for me and I’m already looking ahead to summer with anticipation. I remember the feeling from last summer was that the break was great for the first week or two, but after that I was bored, as there wasn’t much to do. For this summer, … Continue reading Plan for summer?
As I mentioned in the previous post, you need to use the talents you are given, otherwise they are lost. Make sure to exercise your mind every day. Always question things that you are told, so that you deal in facts, and make up your own mind only after doing so. You should never say … Continue reading Do your own thinking
I was listening to a video made by Jim Rohn, and I highly recommend for you to listen to his amazing messages. Mr. Rohn said that the percentage of people who have a library card is about 3%. In other words, 97 out of every 100 people can't be bothered to go to the library … Continue reading Exercise your mind
I was recently listening to a recording by Earl Nightingale, who said, "the vast majority of people have never sat down and written out on paper, a problem they wish to solve". It seems people wish to solve it, but that’s not good enough, since they actually never get started solving it. Napoleon Hill said … Continue reading How to solve a problem
My two young children teach me so much. When learning to ice-skate, my daughter was willing to get up many times after falling down. In fact, she even enjoyed falling down, maybe because she knew she was improving with each fall, as she learned what did not work. My son is learning to talk, adding … Continue reading Be like a small child
In the last while, I have started really enjoying using a planner to organize my days. It keeps me focused on the things I need to get done, and I seem to get them done without the need for worry. There is something about writing things down on paper, since it gets those things out … Continue reading Use a planner
In the last post, we talked about the benefit of competing against yourself. At the same time, one of our basic needs is to be with other people. Often in schools, students sit in rows of desks, and work individually a lot of the time. I believe learning almost always involves working with others. I … Continue reading Collaborate with others
As people, we place so much emphasis on competition with others that we set ourselves up for failure in our lives. The reason is simple; it is extremely difficult to be the best at anything with so many other people to compete against. I think the secret is to focus on competing instead with yourself. … Continue reading Compete with yourself
It has been said that an optimist is aware of the choice they have while a pessimist doesn’t see the choice at all. Do your best every day to be positive about your situation. You can’t always choose what happens to you, but you always can choose your reaction to it. As an example, when … Continue reading Choose your own attitude
It is good to be back writing again after my break. I have been meaning to write more than I have, but June was a busy month for me. I want to get back in the habit as I know how important that is, along with planning the exact times I will sit down to … Continue reading When am I ever going to use this?